Job ID: 103258

Access & Discovery Faculty Librarian

Duquesne University

  • Feb. 5, 2018
  • Access & Discovery Faculty Librarian
  • Collections & Metadata Services
  • Duquesne University
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Professional Staff
  • Library Sciences (all categories)


The Gumberg Library invites applications from innovative, service-oriented candidates for the position of Access and Discovery Librarian, a non-tenure track faculty librarian position in the library’s newly formed Collections & Metadata Services Department. This position will provide leadership and support for optimizing access and discovery of the Libraries’ extensive electronic collections, including but not limited to databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and streaming media via the Library’s discovery system, link resolver, online catalog and website. The incumbent will also be responsible for reporting on, manipulating, and assessing data related to these collections to support data driven collection decisions. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Collections & Metadata Services this position will play an integral role in the evolution, development and implementation of new strategies relating to discovery and the user experience. The incumbent will chair the Electronic Resources Review Committee (ERRC) as well as serve on the Library Assessment Committee. The Access and Discovery Librarian will also serve as a liaison to faculty and students in an academic department. The successful candidate will be motivated by challenges in a changing library landscape; will be energized by collaborative efforts; and will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.


  • Develops and streamline procedures and workflows for making the Library’s electronic collections discoverable and accessible.
  • Ensures that users have timely and accurate access to the Library’s electronic resources, and that information related to electronic resources within the Library’s discovery system, link resolver, the library catalog, and website are maintained according to industry standards.
  • Leads collection assessment activities, usage data compilation and all reporting regarding electronic resources.
  • Works with Collections & Metadata Services team to develop strategies for using collection data to shape and support data driven collection decisions for electronic resource collections.
  • Works with vendors to troubleshoot access problems and maintain currency with vendors’ updated technologies and systems.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and stays current with emerging trends, resources, practices and standards in electronic resource management, usage statistics, data management, access and discovery to enhance library services for the Duquesne user community.
  • Chair the Electronic Resources Review Committee (ERRC) as well as serve on the Library Assessment Committee.
  • Serves as liaison to designated academic department(s).
  • Serves the library and university through participation in committees and task forces.
  • Meets the library’s requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to research, professional development and service.


  • Master of Library Science (MLS or MLIS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library system(s) (such as Innovative (III), link resolver software, electronic resource management systems and discovery interfaces (such as Ebsco Discovery Services (EDS).
  • Some knowledge of cataloging standards
  • Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment.
  • Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment.
  • Strong customer service attitude, as well as a positive, proactive approach to problem solving.


  • Three years professional experience working in an academic library.
  • Second Master’s degree in an academic discipline, or advanced coursework in librarianship or a discipline relevant to the position.
  • Working knowledge of digital tools, standards and initiatives, such as ONIX, SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER.
  • Knowledge of standard statistical packages (SPSS, SAS) and proficiency with data manipulation and analysis, statistical methods, and assessment of collections.
  • Experience with library standard tools for data collection analysis such as LibInsight, GreenGlass, or ERM.
  • Experience working with e-resources in a consortium or shared environment.
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards (such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification and MARC formats, metadata, BibFrame).


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Please send a letter of application describing your experience and interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references to

  • Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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Contact Information

  • Marla D. Bradford
    Office of Human Resources
    Duquesne University
    600 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15282
  • 412-396-1403
  • 412-396-2236

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